Holiday Party Dresses

To help you tackle all the Holiday Parties brilliantly, may I present: the perfect party dress. Ring in the festivities with one of these hot-to-trot frocks and you’ll shine brighter than any strand of lights.

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ASOS Skater Dress In Check Print, $97.89, available at ASOS.

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Mara Hoffman Suzani Jersey Mini Dress, $260, available at Frances May.

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Nasty Gal Finders Keepers Wait For Me Dress, $158, available at Nasty Gal.

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Gypsum Lady In Red Dress, $45, available at Gypsum.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo Akori Dress, $895, available at Shopbop.

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DVF Barbie Embel Printed Chiffon Dress, $298.99, available at Bastille.

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Anthropologie Embroidered Santri Dress, $178, available at Anthropologie.

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Threadsence Visionary Ombre Maxi Dress, $39.50, available at Threadsence.

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Reformation Jade Dress, $198, available at Reformation.

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Zara Shift Dress, $59.90, available at Zara.

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Juicy Couture Solid Ponte Flirty Dress, $89 to $128, available at Juicy Couture.

Party On!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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New Obsession: Envelope Skirts

As temperatures are dropping, hemlines are ironically rising, thus popularizing the trendy envelope skirt. Slung low on the waist with a zigzag hem that shows a daring flash of thigh, these skirts are surprisingly flattering. Push the envelope by styling them with your favorite sweaters, sweatshirts, and graphic tees!

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Love how the V emblem on Fashion Zen blogger Iris’s Ivyrevel Kingston Sweatshirt ($92) mirrors the hemline of her Saline Skirt ($92), also by Ivyrevel.

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Kenzo pioneered the envelope mini trend and arguably has the most iterations of the style. Here, the Eye-Print Leather Mini Skirt ($1,300) meets its match in a sweatshirt also by the label worn by a stylish civilian.

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Camille Over the Rainbow blogger Camille Charriere smacks of Parisian cool in a Voyou Safari Tee Shirt ($41), Elin King x Guess by Marciano skirt, and Zara heels.

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad elevated her Zara skort with a 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt and Hermes cuffs.

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Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera puts a buttoned-up spin on the look with a Proenza Schouler skirt, Alexa Wagner shoes, and a Dion Lee blouse.

Get the Look

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Zara Combination Skirt ($80) in Black

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Asos Mini Skirt Wrap Detail ($64) in Navy

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H&M Wrap-Front Skirt ($35) in Black

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Warehouse Leather Zip Biker Skirt ($121)

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Topshop Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt ($90) in Red

Are you Pushing the Envelope?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Stun in Statement Necklaces

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rhinestones are like your life-of-the-party college buddy. They’re loud, a little outrageous, and when clustered together on a necklace never fail to be the center of attention.

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Lina Soderstrom: Denim and rhinestones are a classic combination. The model gives the look a modern twist with a tailored blazer and shirt from GANT Rugger. Note how she buttons her blouse all the way up to better showcase the necklace.

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All that glitters is not a statement necklace as Eva Mendes made evident with the vintage-inspired bauble that she designed and wore to the of launch of her New York & Company collection.

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This stunner from Rochas’ F/W 13 collection is currently sold-out. But if you get your hands on one, it can be styled six ways to Sunday.

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Anna Wintour: If Vogue’s Queen Bee wears a look, you can trust it’s going to stick around for a while. She put a Park Avenue spin on the necklace by pairing it with a tweed suit during New York Fashion Week. And her younger companion proves the trend has trans-generational appeal!

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The rectangular crystals on this Dries Van Noten F/W 13 necklace are offset by the thin silver-plated band. It’s ‘90s minimalism meets early ‘00s bling.

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Rihanna: Out on the VMA after-party circuit in New York, the singer’s rhinestone choker almost diverted attention from the plunging neckline of her Balmain Jacquard V-Neck Dress . An eye-catching accessory is a fail-safe way to spice up a little black dress.

Chunky costume necklaces are back in a big way this season and you can find the perfect one for yourself for under $100 with My Picks!

A/X Statement Necklace ($58), Asos Emerald Stone Bib Necklace ($36), Forever 21 Glam Bejeweled Necklace ($13), BaubleBar Maharaja Fringe Strand ($44), Mango Touch Faceted Stones Necklace ($60), Zara Crystal Drop Necklace ($30)

You’re a Stunner!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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1 Oversized Coat 4 Ways

When it comes to outerwear this season, order a size up. Today’s chicest toppers are larger than life. Here are four ways to style this new menswear inspired silhouette.

Theory Elizabeth Wool-Blend Felt Coat, $675; net-a-porter.com

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Perfect attire for a crisp fall day.

 R13 Flannel Plaid Shirt, $425; farfetch.com Armani Exchange Rebel V-Neck Pima Tee, $25; armaniexchange.com Frame Denim Le Garcon Distressed Slim Boyfriend Jeans, $209; net-a-porter.com Zara Patent Leather Bluchers, $89.90; zara.com Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi, $25; neimanmarcus.com

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The ideal topper for this gray and navy date-night look.

Theyskens’ Theory Deden Dress, $495; shopbop.com Alexander Wang Tri-Fold Leather and Snakeskin Clutch, $845; mytheresa.com Giuseppe Zanotti Ester Buckled Suede Ankle Boots, $1,195; net-a-porter.com

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Layer over sweaters and your favorite pair of blue jeans for weekend dressing made easy.

A.P.C. Atelier de Production et de Création Wool Sweater, $190; net-a-porter.com Armani Exchange Indigo Skinny Jeans, $128; armaniexchange.com Isabel Marant Bluebel Suede Concealed Wedge Sneakers, $695; net-a-porter.com J.Crew Jeweled Felt Baseball Cap, $125; jcrew.com

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Drape over your shoulders and wear with statement boots for your next night out.

Proenza Schouler Wool Cashmere and Silk-Blend Sweater, $785; net-a-porter.com Chalayan Leather Skater Skirt, $1,775; net-a-porter.com 3.1 Phillip Lim Ora Over-the-Knee Boots, $975; barneys.com Jin Soon Metaphor Nail Lacquer, $18; nordstrom.com

Happy Styling!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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NY Fashion Week- St. Style

High fashion isn’t just on the runways at New York Fashion Week. It’s taken over the streets!

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Martha Graeff: Libeanna jacket, Loft 747 pants and blouse, Mary Turner bag, Shoot shoes

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Christian Louboutin booties

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Lindsi Lane: Borsalino hat, Balenciaga shirt, Koral jeans, Esteban Cortázar sandals, Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Andrea Neen bag, Black Denim jacket, Isabel Marant skirt, Jennifer Fisher jewelry

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Lainy Hedaya: Herve Leger dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Icone shoes

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Candice Lake: Rue du Mail dress, Willow shoes, Jimmy Chu bag, Celine glasses

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Kim Pesch: Parker top and pants, Otte hat, Zara shoes

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Gucci shoes

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Aaron Millhiser: J. Crew top, Prada shoes, Oakley glasses

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Raul dress & Roberto Cavalli bag

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Margaret Zhang: Peter Pilotto dress, Tibi jacket, ACNE leather jacket

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Girls Night Out Musthaves

GNO When prepping an outfit for a hot summer evening, look no further than these GNO essentials.  Here are party-ready pieces that are tastefully alluring, but also incredibly fashion-forward.

GNO-jumpsuitAsos: Chic Jumpsuit with Open Back ($76) If you’re less of a dress or skirts girl, you’ll appreciate this sleek jumpsuit. Just add a jeweled necklace for a visually intriguing result!

GNO-skortZara: Mini Skort ($50) in Geranium. Skorts are perfect GNO material. Why? They’re dressier than a pair of shorts, but offer more coverage than a tiny mini skirt.

Summer Party ClutchBlessing-Co: Summer Party Clutch ($28) This graphic party scene clutch is just the right size for holding your keys, lipstick, and cell phone for all those numbers you’ll collect.

GNO-jacketSass and Bide: Not the Enemy Embellished Jacket ($590) Add a jacket, like this one to your outfit for extra polish (silver chain embellishments give off a rock ‘n’ roll vibe).

GNO-coatedskinniesPaige: Hoxton Coated High-Res Skinnies ($199) in Black Coated. Skinny jeans are great, but try a coated pair for girls’ night out. They’re flashier, which is just what you need for an after-hours event.

GNO-blouseNasty Gal: Sweet Dot Crop Blouse ($32) Bring out your feminine side with this sheer polka-dot top, downplay its cutesy feel by layering it over a lacy bra.

GNO-strappydressTopshop: Strappy Hem Dress ($84) Your summer tan will pop in this halter body-con dress! Plus, wearing white is your chance to stand out in a sea of black.

Green-Crossbody-bagBlessing-Co: Mini Crossbody Bag ($20) in Mint. If you want to go hands-free (best for holding more than one cocktail 😉 ) this cute cross-body is a sure bet.

Have a fab Girls Night Out!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Accessory Report: Neckerchiefs

The accessory is the perfect transitional piece to try now. It’s lightweight enough for cool summer days and an ideal add-on for a layered fall look.

neckerchief-NicoleRichieNicole Richie: Thanks to the addition of her graphic-print handkerchief, Richie looked very much the part of a Parisian jetsetter.

Similar Essential: Burberry Herringbone Silk Scarf ($495)

neckerchief-StreetStyleStreet Style: A brightly printed handkerchief tied Boy Scout-style lends a sophisticated touch to a neutrals-only outfit.

Similar Essential: Kenzo Navy Eye Foulard Scarf ($255)

neckerchief-OliviaPalermoOlivia Palermo: The tastemaker bundled up for a chilly June day in NYC with help from a Zara polka-dot scarf paired with a nude sweater.

Similar Essential: Madewell Dotted Scarf ($50)

neckerchief-RodarteRodarte F/W 13: For fall, Kate and Laura Mulleavy favored high necklines, drawing attention to the conservative silhouette with the addition of the Nude Satin Scarf.

Similar Essential: Burberry London Check Print Scarf ($344)

neckerchief-GeorgiaJaggerGeorgia Jagger: The model substituted a navy blue bandana for a necklace, giving her low-key look a home-on-the-range spin.

Similar Essential: Urban Outfitters Americana Bandana Scarf ($12)

Will you try this Trend?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Statement Heels

Elevate this Summer’s hottest looks with chic pumps and statement sandals. Check out my picks for the most attention-grabbing heels this Season!

Heels-christian-louboutinChristian Louboutin Arnold 100 Sandals, $895; net-a-porter.com

heels-manolo-blahnik-bb-perforated-suede-pumps-lgnManolo Blahnik BB Perforated Suede Pumps, $745; bergdorfgoodman.com

heels-saint-laurentSaint Lauren Tribute Sandals, $543.84 (on sale); farfetch.com

heels-tabitha-summonsTabitha Simmons Ivy Printed Bailey Booties, $1,245; modaoperandi.com

heels-sergio-rossiSergio Rossi Naos Suede Booties, $975; intermixonline.com

heels-charlotte-olympiaCharlotte Olympia Masako Satin Platform Pumps, $896; mytheresa.com

heels-zaraZara Basic Sandals, $49.99 (on sale); zara.com

heels-stuart-weitzmanStuart Weitzman Nouveau Specchio Pointy-Toe Pumps, $340; bergdorfgoodman.com

heels-jimmy-chooJimmy Choo Ivette Patent Leather Sandals, $795; mytheresa.com

heels-zara1Zara Multicolored Lace-Up Sandals, $59.99 (on sale); zara.com

Have a Statement Making Summer!

XOXO

D-Anna

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Sporty Crop Tops

Thanks to high necklines, bra-like silhouettes, and stretchy knit fabrics that cling to the body, the bare midriff look makes a return to its athletic roots this season. These sporty crops are perfect for showcasing a svelte figure, as demonstrated by the likes of Diane Kruger, and Candice Lake, and are a sleek and chic choice for a number of evening events too.

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Get the look with these Picks:

Nasty Gal: Sharp Angle Crop Top ($30), Mango: Cropped Knit Top ($30), Zara: Studio Cropped Sleeveless Top ($60), Asos: Crop Top with Polo Neck ($14), Topshop: Stripe Mesh Sleeve Crop Top ($40)

Are you sporting crop tops?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fine China Prints

They say inspiration can come from anywhere (films, books, music), but today’s trend is derived from an unlikely source: your dining table, and more specifically, your dishware! The striking cobalt blue and white prints spotted on the Valentino and Just Cavalli runways evoke classic Delft china from the Netherlands, featuring florals or farmhouse scenes that have been popular for centuries.

ChinaPrintsJust Cavalli S/S 13: Woven Printed Top ($435) and Printed Leather Shorts ($2020)

Fine China Print Pieces

Ruffian: Toile de Jouy Blazer ($995) The toile print on this blazer adds an element of charm to a polished sleeveless shell and slim trousers. Diane von Furstenberg: Floral-Print Leather Wallet ($160) The fine china obsession hasn’t escaped accessories. This bold printed wallet is an easy way to work the trend into your repertoire. Keds: Champion Floral Sneakers ($45) in White/Blue. The classic canvas sneaker gets updated with a floral print. Slip on this pair to liven up a t-shirt and skinny blue jeans.

A few Printed Inspirations

chinaprints-valentinoValentino F/W 13: Brushed Mohair Long Sleeved Embroidered Dress With Tulip Skirt ($3980)

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Zara coat; Supermuse Queen of Hearts Blouse ($89); Alexander Wang shoes.

chinaprints-JessicaStein On Jessica Stein: Supermuse dress; Acne clutch; Topshop sandals.

Are you coveting china prints?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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